I just took this job and there are issues around my hours while being salary.
My boss told me in the interview that I would be hourly, and the schedule is not flexible. But upon hiring, the company made me Salary. In my offer letter they said that "..normal working hours are 8 to 5 Monday through Friday. However we reserve the right to change your hours as needed."
To me this does not say that I must be here at 8am sharp every day, and leave at 5pm, or that I need to request if I can do overtime hours or that I need to request if I want to start or continue my work at home or not.
But that aside, I had the feeling he was monitoring my hours, and sure enough he was.
On my second week on the job, I got in a bit of traffic and sent a text I would be a few minutes late. I was not late since, and came in 5 minutes early from then on. More than 2 weeks later, I had a meeting with him about some other issue. After sort of clearing that up, I tried to end the conversation with "Are we good now?"
He said "Yes." But then he says "Oh by the way, don't ever blame the traffic again."
After I asked him to repeat because I was confused. Then I realized he was talking about the day I came in a few minutes late more than 2 weeks before. He accused me of just oversleeping, and told me to come in 10 minutes early from now on.
So everyday I come in at 7:50am. Sometimes I pushed it to 7:57am to see if he says anything and he hasn't yet.
This is all sort of a buzzkill for me. I like to be passionate about my work, but this issue about my work hours as a salaried employee, being monitored like this, is really starting to eat away at me.
Is this even legal? I have been logging my hours now. I don't know what to do besides look for another job. I barely started here.